Sam and Jack – Dog Portraits

It is always a pleasure and an honour to have appreciative customers return to get another illustration done or in this case two portraits. I was delighted (despite being a bit under pressure in the run-up to Christmas) when a former colleague, Keith, messaged me to ask if I could do two dog illustrations for him. One was for his daughter, Sarah and another was for his sister-in-law, Maureen.
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As I was always do I went and took the photographs of the dogs, Jack (Yellow Labrador) and Sam (Border Collie) at Keith’s home, when his family were out (as the portraits were to be a surprise). Jack was a ‘breeze’ to photograph, but Sam was altogether more boisterous and playful. Both of the dogs are beautiful animals; the Labrador has the most gorgeous chocolate-coloured eyes and the Border Collie has the most bushy squirrel-like tail, which impressed me a great deal.

Both illustrations were well received by the recipients and Keith said that his sister-in-law, Maureen, (who received it on her birthday) was ‘over the moon’. It’s nice to know that the illustrations I create touch the hearts of those that receive them.   I hope you enjoy them too…

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Newsletter No: 2 – September 2014

I’ve been rather busy doing some birth illustrations over the last few months and the odd portrait – both human and animal.  As well as this, I have had a little time left to think about some art that I would like to create when a ‘window of opportunity’ opens.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy reading the newsletter, below, and that it is of some interest to you.  Thanks…
QNA Newsletter(2)September2014